Military Injury Claims
- August 20, 2020
- Mike Massen
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Military Injury Claims. If you are a serving member of the Armed Forces or Ex-service personnel (Army, Navy, RAF, Special Forces, Reservists) we can help you claim compensation for injuries or illnesses you have developed whilst serving e.g. on training exercises and drills, adventure trips etc. You can even claim in combat situations but only in more limited circumstances such as in relation to issues with your protective equipment or safe systems of work.
The Ministry of Defence has a duty of care to provide you with a safe working environment and provide suitable protective equipment.
Our specialist lawyers at Cohen Cramer have many years of expertise successfully bringing claims against the MoD for negligence. We are here to protect you and help you establish your legal rights where you have been negligently injured through no fault of your own.
Bringing military injury claims
Claims can be brought for:
- Non-freezing cold injuries
- Road traffic accidents
- Injury sustained on a training exercise or drills
- Parachute accidents
- Hearing loss
- Assault in the UK or overseas (CICO)
- Harassment and bullying
- Poor medical/clinical treatment
You may be also entitled to a compensatory award under the Armed Forces Compensation Scheme
What you can claim
As well as your physical injuries we will seek compensation for any mental trauma you may have sustained as a result of the incident(s). In addition, we will seek compensation for any treatment or rehabilitation you may need due to the injuries sustained.
You may find your career has been restricted or be medically discharged as a result of the injuries. In such an instance, we would recover past as well as future lost income.
When to bring your claim
You have three years from the date of the incident to bring a claim. If you only became aware that you had been injured sometime after the actual incident then the three years run from that date. This is known as ‘the date of knowledge’.
The courts do have the discretion to extend this period but only in exceptional circumstances.
You can bring a claim while still serving. We would recommend that you seek legal advice as soon as you are able to do so. Memories can fade, witnesses move on and evidence lost. Starting your claim soon after the incident gives you the best chance of success.
Start your military injury claim today
For a full assessment and overview of your claim get in touch with us today.
- Call Diane Davison on 0113 224 7837
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Your claim can be dealt with under a conditional fee agreement. This means that your claim is not successful then, subject to compliance with our terms and conditions, you will not have to pay for the work we have done on your behalf.